Originally Posted by Styrak
Well if you can afford $300 or $400 for a gun you can most likely afford the $50-$100 for lowcaps/midcaps.
''Most likely'' being imperative. When I started out, I bought the cheapest gun possible, a used franken-AK for about 150$. I did not have 100$ for mags so I used what came with it: 2-3 hicaps.
Obviously it's an expensive hobby and you should be able to spend a couple hundreds, but low- or midcaps are not a necessity and sometimes when you have cash for only the very basics, you play with what you have.